Now through Dec. 16:
University Drive bridge closure in Radford
University Drive Bridge will be closed through Friday, Dec. 16. During this time access to the Dedmon center and other RU and city facilities will be limited to Harrison Street and New River Drive.
Now through Dec. 17:
Blacksburg leaf collection extended
Leaf collection in the Town of Blacksburg has been extended approximately two weeks from the scheduled Dec. 3 conclusion date to ensure all neighborhoods have been served. Public Works has been operating with a significantly reduced staff dedicated to leaf collection, so patience is greatly appreciated.
Wednesday, Dec. 14:
Page to screen movies: “Rebecca”
At the Radford Public Library; 5:45 p.m. To be shown is the 1940 Hitchcock classic “Rebecca” on the library’s big screen. With a 130-minute run time, the movie will start at 5:45 p.m. This film is rated PG. Popcorn from Lil’Bit Corny LLC will be provided while supplies last.
Library Board of Trustees meeting
At the Christiansburg Library; 7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 15:
Radford Photo Club meeting
The Radford Photo Club will meet at 6 p.m. at the Radford Public Library. Attendees are invited to share their three best photos of the year and talk about each one. Goodies to share will be welcome. The photo challenge is Vacation Photography with an Open Theme challenge. Feel free to bring prints of photos for feedback. Meetings, events, and outings are open to the public. The Radford Photo Club is made up of professional and amateur photographers from throughout the New River Valley.
At the Blacksburg Library; 4:30 p.m. All ages are invited to build a personalized gingerbread house with the supplies provided. Registration is required.
Saturday Dec. 17:
At the Christiansburg Library; noon. Sign up at the front desk for a 15-minute slot to read to a cat from the Montgomery County Animal Care and Adoption Center to practice reading and to socialize shelter cats. For all ages. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
At the Meadowbrook Public Library; 12:30 p.m. Get into the holiday spirit with this showing of this fan-favorite holiday animated film (rated G) about a young boy who embarks on a train ride to the North Pole. Call (540) 268-1964 with any questions.
At the Blacksburg Library; 2 p.m. Dungeons and Dragons for ages 11 to 17.
At the Christiansburg Library; 2 p.m. All ages are invited to build a personalized gingerbread house with the supplies provided. Registration is required.
“The Grinch” movie, photos, and S’mores
At Glencoe Mansion, Museum, and Gallery. S’mores and pictures with the Grinch at 6 p.m. The movie will begin at 7 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 19:
At the Meadowbrook Public Library; 2 p.m. This homeschool STEM club will explore science, technology, engineering, and/or math. Ages 8 and up.
At the Christiansburg Library; 4:30 p.m. Pokémon fans can bring their DS or Pokémon cards and get ready to battle, trade and make new friends. All ages.
Tuesday, Dec. 27:
Melted snowman slime
At the Christiansburg Library; 3 p.m. Participants will make melted snowman slime. All ages.
Wednesday, Dec. 28:
Afternoon movie and snack,
At the Meadowbrook Public Library; 12:30 p.m. This fun-filled afternoon comes complete with a tasty snack and an animated film (rated PG) about the rime-fighting Super-Dog Krypto, as he embarks on a mission to save his crime-fighting pal, the Man of Steel. Call (540) 268-1964 for more details.
Thursday, Dec. 29:
American Red Cross blood drive
At the Christiansburg Library; 10 a.m. Walk-ins are welcome or sign up at https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/donation-time.
At the Blacksburg Library; 2 p.m. Participants can bring their Nintendo Switch or DS with Pokémon games, or their Pokémon Card Collection. Make new friends while trading, exploring, and battling. Trainers of all ages are welcome.
Friday, Dec. 30:
Red Cross blood drive
At the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library; 11:30 a.m. Walk-ins are welcome or sign up at www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive.
Help veterans with donations
The Meadowbrook Public Library is a collection point for items needed at the VA Medical Center in Salem. Bring donations of the following items to the library during December: deodorant, denture adhesive, 3-in-1 body wash/shampoo/conditioner, body lotion, toothpaste, nail clippers, sweatpants, sweatshirts, t-shirts (size M, L, XL) , and new baseball caps. Co-Sponsored by VFW Post 5311 and Montgomery-Floyd Regional libraries.
Free GED classes
At the Meadowbrook Public Library, 5 to 8 p.m. New River Community College is offering free GED classes at the Meadowbrook Library every Tuesday and Thursday until Thursday, Dec. 15. For more information or to sign up call the Mlibrary at 540-268-1964.